「金城家の一族。セレブな兄のキラキラな秘密！」 (Kanejou-ke no Ichizoku. Serebu na Ani no Kirakira na Himitsu!)
“The Kanejou Family. The Celebrity Brother’s Dazzling Secret!”
All that was needed was a wrench in the works to mess up Yamada’s cherry snatching plans, but the arrival of Keiichi spiced things up way more than I was anticipating. Enter the good-looking virgin. While it doesn’t come as a surprise that Kosuda feels pressed up against a wall in the face of the competition — especially when Keiichi is quick to conclude it’s an unrequited love before asking if he can make a move on his girl — Yamada herself is pretty conflicted about Kyouka’s brother now. Her inner reaction to the big revelation that he’s the ideal good-looking and inexperienced guy she’s been searching for was hilariously vocalized by the other female customers in the cafe. What’s even better was seeing her get so frustrated about how he’s probably had plenty of “options” ever since he was a kid and even more now, leaving Yamada thinking she would’ve slept with thousands already if she were in his shoes.
Of course, she couldn’t actually say that regardless of how much she wanted to, so it’s nice to know she has some decency left in her sex-starved body. It’s just a shame that Kosuda’s date with Yamada was ruined not by bumping into Keiichi, but by god damn Misato who was wondering why the two of them were together. In light of them both just simply parting ways out of embarrassment, it was nice to see Takeshita give Yamada a good scolding for thinking about jumping ship to Keiichi now. It was awesome watching Yamada get it drilled into that thick skull of hers that what started off as cherry snatching is now love, causing her internal “Yamada Breaker” to blow its fuse. However, this is Yamada we’re talking about after all, so it was pretty evident that all of Takeshita’s preaching alone will never be enough. This is where the beauty of Kyouka’s involvement comes in.
「恋する途中？私の男（コスダ）に手を出すな！！」 (Koi Suru Tochuu? Watashi no Otoko (Kosuda) ni Te wo Dasu na!!)
“Falling in Love? Don’t Lay a Hand on My Man (Kosuda)!!”
Remember that school queen rivalry they had going on four episodes ago that never coming to fruition? Well I was wondering the same thing since it had awesome build-up one episode yet became a quick afterthought in the very next one. Well it turns out what was needed was a circular chain reaction to happen once Kyouka learned that Keiichi confessed to a girl for the very first time — and to Yamada no less. I got a good laugh out of how the shock of that left her bedridden for three days, only to have Keiichi come by to tell her that it wasn’t a dream and put her out for a good four more. That was good for some cheap laughs, while Kyouka finally going on the offense to prey on Kosuda and snatch him from Yamada led to more hilarious results.
Yamada’s reaction and perception of her as more or less a slut naturally prompted the “you’re one to talk” thought, but her secret Yamada lip reading technique that completely misread Kyouka saying she’ll do “this and that” to Kosuda was a serious laugh-out-loud moment. So were Kyouka’s attempts to seduce Kosuda after inviting him over when she was worried he might rape her at the same time. Learning that her maid Ichihara had veteran techniques was pretty funny/scary too, though we didn’t get to see any of them after Yamada scaled god knows how many floors up to a window in order to take her Kosuda back. Comedy aside, Kosuda and Yamada’s relationship made some pretty decent strides thanks to the Kanejou siblings this time around, but I still felt bad for Miyano whom both Kyouka and Kosuda went to for information/love advice. Poor Mayu.
* P.S. It looks like everyone has an Erogami of their own.